I have to admit I had mixed emotions when the Sense V-Jet 230W Mod Kit arrived on my desk. Because at first glance, it came across as “just another dual-18650 device.” It was only after spending some considerable time enjoying this powerful, compact mod that I realized the V-Jet is a great device that gets a lot of things right, at an excellent price point, to boot.
Let’s take a closer look…
Initial impressions of the Sense V-Jet 230W mod kit
All over the V-Jet’s packaging is the term “simple vape life.” Of course, that went through a rough stretch in the translation ringer before making its way to the Western world, but the idea comes through – Sense set out to make a simple, easy-to-use vape Mod that would satisfy experienced users, while also appealing to beginners. For the most part, they’ve done just that.
Our black and blue test Model is sharp-looking, but nothing you haven’t seen before. The contrasting two-tone zinc alloy frame is smooth and well-laid out, with no jarring or overdone design elements to get in the way of a comfortable grip. The large rectangular fire key is exactly where you’d expect it to be, as are the front-facing operation buttons and USB connection.
The large, bright TFT color display was another highlight. The screen format itself might not appeal to everyone (and I wish there was more customization available to users) but all vital information is clearly visible to users, with no confusion to be had. The display currently has eight stock display layouts, but I strongly expect Sense to release more options for users to select via firmware upgrades.
Again, nothing unique or game-changing on the Sense V-Jet design – just a proven format aimed at optimal usability.
It’s only when you pick up and hold the Sense V-Jet Mod that you realize why the company went this route. The device feels absolutely fantastic in the hand, with easy, one-handed access to all functionalities in either hand, and any kind of grip. The V-Jet is one of those Mods that you can easily forget you’re holding, because it sits beautifully in the palm, with enough weight to feel durable, but not enough to make it uncomfortable.
The only concern I had with the Sense V-Jet is the 510 connection, which presented some issues throughout testing. First, the press-fit piece on my test Model was a little weak, and had some noticeable movement when attaching different tanks and RDAs. But more concerning was how several of my tanks – including the companion V-Jet tank from the Kit – had tremendous gaps.
At first, I thought this was the result of an overly stiff 510 pin, but the pin itself is fine – instead, the connection is just a bit too shallow. And it wasn’t just older tanks that presented a problem – several popular tanks and RDAs sat well-above the device. Coupled with a slightly wobbly base plate, and the V-Jet becomes a bit of a concern in terms of durability.
Operating the Sense V-Jet 230W Mod
As mentioned above, the Sense V-Jet Mod is a pleasure to operate. Within seconds of installing batteries, I had the device up and running, with smart resistance detection making the initial configuration a breeze.
The clicky, firm operation buttons and fire key instill confidence with reassuring clickiness, and no rattle or looseness anywhere. Plus, I always appreciate the inclusion of an action/enter button, and this one comes in handy when navigating the menu system.
Speaking of which, I’ve come to love the Sense V-Jet operating system. At first, it seemed a little cumbersome to have to move the highlighted box to “Exit” in order to go back a menu tier. But in just a few hours, the system was second nature, and I came to appreciate how well the format helps ensure no one gets lost in deep menu trees.
By the time it came to test temp control and other advanced features of the V-Jet Mod, I was practically making adjustments one-handed, with no missteps along the way. New users will appreciate the accessibility, while advanced users will enjoy tweaking the customization without having to memorize complicated button presses.
Again, in the V-Jet, Sense has made a comfortable, ergonomic vape Mod with broad appeal. It might not have any “standout” functionality, but what it does, it does very well – that alone makes it stand out against other less-polished vape Mods on the market.
The Sense V-Jet Tank
Sense is well-known for its outstanding sub-ohm tanks, such as the iconic Herakles, and the companion V-Jet tank is no exception. Despite not sitting flush on its own device, the 4.5mL capacity V-Jet tank is nonetheless a high-performing, flavorful tank worthy of consideration, with or without the V-Jet Mod.
At first, the nearly 25mm V-Jet tank seems to be fairly subdued, with a standard look and design. I even noticed some subtle design elements “borrowed” from competing tanks, but ultimately, it doesn’t matter. Because the V-Jet tank offers enough flavor and vapor to make you forget many of the other tanks in your collection. Is it “SMOK TFV12 Prince good?” Not QUITE, but it’s damn close. And if you’re buying it as part of the V-Jet Kit, consider yourself good to go, with no additional hardware needed when you check out.
The included 0.4 and 0.6-ohm coils offered very similar experiences, with both providing strong performance at relatively low wattages. However, they also proved they could push a lot harder than the stated wattage capabilities. As always, we don’t recommend using a coil beyond its documented limits, but if you do choose to go higher, the V-Jet coils are workhorses.
Both coils lasted well beyond a calendar week of regular – often heavy – use and abuse, and are only now showing signs of wear with more muted flavor. I imagine a semi-regular vaper, or a vaper with multiple setups (we know a few of you are out there) could easily push these coils to two weeks or more. But throughout testing, I continued to enjoy the V-Jet’s rich, nuanced flavor and ample vapor production.
Vaping the Sense V-Jet 230W Mod Kit
As someone who continues to seek unique, differentiated experiences in vape Mods, I was surprised how much I grew to appreciate the simple, straightforward function of the Sense V-Jet Mod. It doesn’t want to garner attention, but is definitely still attractive. And it doesn’t want to have the “biggest,” “baddest” or “boldest” anything – it just wants to work well, without compromise.
For those seeking pure power, the V-Jet Mod hit its stated 230 watts without stuttering, though battery life was significantly lower once used regularly above 150 watts. As always, I can’t imagine most high-wattage vapers spending too much time at those elevations, so the battery life wasn’t much of a concern. At more reasonable (sub-100-watt) levels, the Sense V-Jet proved to have solid, if unspectacular battery life, giving me nearly 5-6 hours of performance before needing to swap.
In temp control Modes, the V-Jet Mod was both easy to use, and a steady performer. I occasionally ran into some jumpy ohm readings when using lower-resistance coils, but all in all, there were few hiccups along the way. With support for the standard range of nickel, titanium and stainless steel wire, and the usual slate of TCR and TFR adjustments, there is nothing here a TC enthusiast won’t enjoy.
What impressed me most with the Sense V-Jet Mod was how well it stayed cool, even at higher wattages. There isn’t much venting, but what’s there seems to be well-designed, because I never once had any discomfort when testing the Mod, and don’t anticipate any to come.
Wrapping Up, and Score…
The cynic in me really tried to find some fault in the Sense V-Jet Mod Kit, but there really wasn’t much to be found. Only the oddly cheap-feeling 510 connection, and strange tank fit (especially the V-Jet tank itself) are worth mentioning. And, while these are valid concerns for vapers with a lot of atomizers, performance never suffered, even with the slight gaps.
I can easily recommend the Sense V-Jet Kit to any type of vaper – it’s ease of use, simple, no-nonsense design, and top-flight performance make it a strong addition to anyone’s post-holiday vape wish list.
Sense V-Jet Mod score: A-
Sense V-Jet tank: A
Overall Kit score: A
The Sense V-Jet Mod, Tank, and Kit are Available Now at Element Vape
Sense V-Jet Kit Specs and Contents
Sense V-Jet 230W TC Box Mod Specs:
- Dual High-Amp 18650 Batteries – Not Included
- Wattage Output Range: 7-230W
- Output Voltage Range: 5-8.5V
- Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.1ohm
- Temperature Range: 200-600F
- Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Heating Elements
- Comprehensive TCR and TFR Adjustments
- High-Quality Zinc Alloy Construction
- Ergonomic Contour – Futuristic Design Elements
- Full-Colored 0.91 Inch TFT LCD Display
- Puff Counter
- Four Button Control – Firing Button, Adjustments, Menu
- Bottom-Loaded Hinged Battery Door Cover
- Short Circuit Protection
- Over Heating Protection
- Timeout Protection
- Low Resistance Protection
- Low Voltage Protection
- MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
- 510 Connection
- Available in Black, Red/Black, Yellow/Black, Green/Black, Blue/Black
Sense V-Jet Sub-Ohm Tank Specs:
- 24.8mm Diameter
- 4.5mL Maximum Juice Capacity
- Superior Stainless Steel Construction
- High-Grade Glass Reinforcement
- Innovative Flip Top-Fill Design with Hinged Lock
- Dual Adjustable Airflow Control at Base
- V-Jet Coil System – Large Single Vertical Structure
- 0.4ohm Kanthal V-Jet Coil – rated for 40-100W
- 0.6ohm Kanthal V-Jet Coil – rated for 40-100W
- 510 Resin Widebore Drip Tip
- 510 Drip Tip Adapter
- Copper-Plated 510 Connection
- Available in Stainless Steel, Black, Red/Black, Yellow/Black, Green/Black, Blue/Black
Sense V-Jet 230W TC Box Mod Kit Contents:
- 1 V-Jet 230W Box Mod
- 1 V-Jet Sub-Ohm Tank
- 1 0.4ohm Kanthal V-Jet Coil
- 1 0.6ohm Kanthal V-Jet Coil
- 1 Spare Glass Tube
- 1 Micro-USB Cable
- Replacement O-Ring
- Instructional Manual